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KQBM Community Radio Archive
Jun 29, 2021 KQBM
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An hour of mixed music and commentary.  The music is by Sean Hayes, Judy Hyman & Jeff Claus, Ben Smith as D R Shadow, Louis Armstrong, House of Hamill (with the voice of Rose Baldino singing Daydream, and perfectly capturing the sentiments that shaped this program), and The Andrew and Noah Band.  The commentary explores aspects of an issue  fundamental to understanding the threat that the USA and the West currently faces from an authoritarian, anti-democracy coalition.  It felt good to...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Jun 21, 2021 KQBM
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Ruckus! Program number 120 – ‘The Cat One’ – presents an hour of music with a feline theme, from Bowhunter, David Bromberg, Albert Collins, (Tompkins County) Horse Flies, George Penk & Clyde Curley & Sue Songer, Uncle Gizmo & Freyda Epstein, Jorma Kaukonen, The Presidents/PUSA, The Skatelites, Jeff Beck with Rod Stuart, and the Grateful Dead, plus some snippets and a cameo by the Kit Kat Housewife.   At no extra charge, this program features a monologue on notions about...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Jun 14, 2021 KQBM
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An hour of dog-themed music, from diverse genres, from Little Richard, Red Foley, American Cafe Orchestra, Stringrays, Hotpoint String Band, The Great Bear Trio, The Horse Flies, Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys, The California Cajun Orchestra, Ernie Hawkins, George Clinton (Parliament/Funkadelic Re-mix), Louisiana Guitar Red, Rufus Thomas, and Amanda Seyfreid.  Bonus lead-in track from Dave Moore.  Plus some superficial musings on how dogs and cats have populated our language, metaphor, and...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Jun 7, 2021 KQBM
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An hour of music from one of our most influential and enjoyable fiddlers, Ruthie Dornfeld.  Ruthie was a founding member of American Cafe Orchestra (ACO) and has also worked with many other musicians, embracing many musical traditions, and composing several original pieces as well.  The program starts with a bonus track: 'Blindfold Trippelvas,' and utterly charming tune from the third ACO CD, 'Nightmare Polka.'  The other tunes, artists and CDs are covered within the broadcast.  More...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Apr 23, 2021 KQBM
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An hour of music from Pittsburgh, PA area musicians including Mark Tamsula and Richard Withers, Ellen Gozian, The Mavens, Ernie Hawkins, Amaryllis, The Early Mays, Hotpoint String Band, The Jacob's Ferry Stragglers, Boiled Buzzards, The Tracy Schwarz Cajun Trio, plus an impression of the hills of Pittsburgh from visiting artist Julie Valimont.  Here's the intro to today's show: "Imagine a place that both Virginia and Pennsylvania for years claimed as their own territory, that tried to...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Mar 30, 2021 KQBM
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An hour of commentary and music.  Ideas about grievance, victimhood, manipulation, and 'cancel culture' are topped off with a dollop of truth about lying.  Also, some humor.  Music is from Tompall Glaser, Debbie Harry, Johnny Cash, Linda Ronstadt, Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Coasters, The Brothers Osborne, The Rolling Stones (karaoke-ed), Eloise & Company, Randy Scruggs, Contratopia, Primus, and the film soundtrack from Chicago.  PLUS a very funny routine by one of our...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Mar 23, 2021 KQBM
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An hour of music and ideas.  The music is from De Dannon, Dragostin Folk National, Sufjan Stevens, Ernest Tubb, ZZ Top, Duke Mushroom, and Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels (= our rag-tag grab-bag selections!).  Ideas center on political lying and gaslighting (= timely topics).  Hope it's a good hour for you.
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Mar 15, 2021 KQBM
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After a bonus track from Kathryn Tickell on the Northumbrian Pipes, an hour of Irish, semi-Irish, and not-too-far-from-Irish music & tunes from the Monster Ceilidh Band, Kathie Hardy, Natalie MacMaster, Cindy Kallet & Grey Larson, Rig the Jig, Lift Ticket, Celtic Thunder, Elvie Miller and Naomi Morse, Wild Asparagus, and the Portland Megaband.  Plus updates on the latest Covid-19 situation reports, a bit on the US voting rights situation, and the odd political comment.  In 2021 it's...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Mar 9, 2021 KQBM
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An hour of mostly modern Contra dance music, mostly from The Free Raisins, from their CD "Out of the Box."  Buddy System contributes a couple more tracks from "Ride the Wheel."  There is also some commentary on Covid-19 and vaccination, on voting rights legislation, and on the stray outrage.  Here and there, some music from Skip James, Massive Attack, and the Hu.  I hope you will enjoy.
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Mar 1, 2021 KQBM
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An hour of music from 2 African Artists -- King Sunny Ade, Mory Kante -- and by Les Nubians, sisters from Bordeaux, France.  There is also a commentary at the half-hour, on hate speech and symbolism, with particular reference to the 'conservative' CPAC 2021 conference just held in Orlando, Florida.  Their use of a stage design identical to the Odal Rune used by the Nazi SS and the neo-Nazi NSM group seems worthy of these brief comments, particularly since Donald Trump spoke from that stage...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Feb 15, 2021 KQBM
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An hour of mostly waltz music from mostly country-social-dance traditions, to celebrate Valentines Day 2021.  Artists include k. d. lang and the Reclines, Sam Bartlett, Christa Burch, Amarillis, Boiled Buzzards, Andrew Van Norstrand, Atomic City Rhythm Rascals, Nightwatch, Pam Weeks, and the Avant Gardeners.  Thanks to several artists and friends who donated music to the Ruckus! program.  Maybe social dancing can begin to resume later in 2021...
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KQBM Community Radio Archive
Jan 25, 2021 KQBM
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We can finally afford a week of great, positive, upbeat music to mark the inauguration of the new U.S. Executives and their Branch.  A Happy Hour of music from Jonny Lang, Jessica Maubrey/Sapphires, Tower of Power, Manu Dibangu et al., the Mast Kalandar soundtrack, Jimmy Cliff, Tim McGraw, Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Ian Dury & Blockheads, The Turtles, Bill Withers, Christopher Davis-Shannon, and Pharrell Williams.  Also, some valuable perspective on criming and...
Topic: KQBM Ruckus music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Jan 18, 2021 KQBM
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An hour of music, first looking at the final glories of the waning Trump Administration, through the lens of vintage Rock & Roll, and then previewing some upbeat tracks (lots of R&B) for our pending Inauguration program next week.  Also some comments on this and that, a travelogue, and a brief civics lesson.  Music is from David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, Warren Zevon, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, Jonny Lang, Jessica Mauboy (covering Linda Lyndel on The...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Jan 11, 2021 KQBM
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Ten minutes of commentary on the MAGA attack on the US Congress, *not suitable for younger children*, followed by 50 minutes of really great  "BUMP" music.  Commentary includes this analysis :  " What the world saw on January 6 th was lethal insurrection and an attempted coup embedded within a managed riot organized under cover of a free-speech protest. "    We go from there with facts and interpretation.  The music is from Erykah Badu, Tower of Power, Catfish Hodge,...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Jan 5, 2021 KQBM
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Celebrating the new year -- 2021 -- with an hour of 'new' roots music, mostly, meaning tunes and songs, from the country dance traditions, about 'new' things.  Not too much talking this week.  Yes, I know it's "an~o nuevo" and not the other way 'round.  One grim track crept into the broadcast so I replaced it with Ruthie Dornfeld's "When I Get My New House Done" tacked on at the end.  Other music is provided by Danny Gorkey, Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, The Great Bear...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Dec 30, 2020 KQBM
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A public Service announcement from KQBM, on coping with winter depression and getting help.   Sadness around the winter holidays is pretty common, and many people including family and friends can understand this and will want to help.  But if you would like professional help from a trained counselor, the following numbers can put you in touch with someone who can help you get through a rough patch, and moving toward a better place. The national lifeline for suicide prevention, intervention,...
Topics: KQBM, PSA, depression, sadness, counseling, suicide prevention
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Dec 29, 2020 KQBM
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An hour of music and commentary centered on two states in focus in the last week of 2020: Georgia (election) and Texas (secession).  Artists include ACO, The Beatles (and backing Tony Sheridan), Ray Charles, Jimmy Rodgers, PUSA, The Union Army, The Hu [check those fellas out!], Bob Wills, Lead Belly, Led Zepplin, Vaya Con Dios, Donna Summer, the Dead South, and the geniuses behind 'The American Protectorate of Texas Chainsaw Massacree Theme."  The artwork for this week's thumbnail...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, Music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Dec 21, 2020 KQBM
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An hour of music, about winter and the traditions of Christmas, from Wynton Marsalis (the jazzy tracks, from Crescent City Christmas Card) and from Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem (the folky/gospel tracks, from Wintersong). If you like an artist you hear on this program, Google up their website and check out their recordings, live or virtual concerts, etc.  Our favorite musicians have had no live gig income in 2020, and their CDs make fine gifts -- even to yourself.  Your gifts to local...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Dec 14, 2020 KQBM
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An hour-long blend of music, fact, and perspective, acutely informed by the hordes of elected Republicans and their fanatical, fantastical attempt to overthrow the 2020 General Election last week at the Supreme Court.  Music by Massive Attack, Ry Cooder, Slim Harpo, The Blues Brothers Band, Judy Hyman and Jeff Klaus, Woody Guthrie, Richie Stearns, Joe Cocker, T. T. Reinhart, The Banned, Peter Gabriel and many friends, and others.  We compare -isms: Authoritarianism, Autocracy, and Fascism,...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Dec 7, 2020 KQBM
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After a very special and timely bonus track from Nightingale, and the jazzy 'lockdown' track from John Mayer and Herbie Hancock, the Ruckus! presents an hour of rip-rockin American contradance music (mostly, mostly).  Tracks, and mostly original tunes, from Rachel Bell and friends, The Great Bear Trio, Stringrays, Becky Tracy and friends, Lift Ticket, Ben Smith, The American Café Orchestra, and a bit of Bowhunter.  There are also a few words of wit or wisdom, offering explanations for Donald...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music contra dance
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Nov 23, 2020 KQBM
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An hour of great rainy-day music [and a few minutes of life-altering commentary, including the debut installment of our new Coincidance/Small World feature], from Doc Watson, Boy With A Fish, American Café Orchestra, Terrence Trent D'Arby, Continental Drifters, Sting, Anne Peebles, Handsome Dancer, Latter Day Lizards, Great Bear Trio, Double Decker String Band, Woods Tea Company, and Alana Davis.  The Ruckus! hopes that all listeners and loved ones will stay warm, dry and very safe over the...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Nov 10, 2020 KQBM
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A half-hour of beautiful, peaceful music for deep breathing (finally!)from Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, Spencer Brewer, Cyril Pahinui, Neal Hellman, and Ray Kane, and a half-hour of much peppier tailfeather-shaking music from Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Eugene Friesen, Darryl D'Bonneau, Khaled, and Herbie Hancock/Johnny Lang/Joss Stone, plus a bonus lead-in track from Francisco Aquabella, tastes of Johnny Blas and Vaughn Brothers, and a short info-segment in the...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Nov 3, 2020 KQBM
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An hour of music and information on voting, especially on voter suppression and related bad juju.  Bonus: the American ideal of government, defined, and compared to a whole bunch of bad alternatives.  Fine rhythmic music from Herbie Hancock, Janelle Monae, Daphnae, and surprise guests.  Also, some audio clips, especially from the documentary film "All In."  Hope you voted.
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Oct 30, 2020 KQBM
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An hour of music, from Boy With A Fish, Massive Attack, Kenny Bobien, Hanyo, Mo Boma, Loop Guru, and the mighty Frick Orchestrion in Pittsburgh, PA.   Also… quite a bit of information on the current Covid-19 situation, on gaslighting / massive organized disinformation / politicking, and on soft and hard approaches to voter/vote suppression.   If you are supporting a political party that doesn’t want Americans to vote…   it’s time for a clear-headed look at their enterprise.   [Note:...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Oct 22, 2020 KQBM
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An hour of information, mostly some background on why holidays with your family have become so awkward over the past 4 years... due to a psychological/political manipulation technique called 'Gaslighting'.  Also, notes on the new sex appeal of lawlessness, with fake ballot boxes being a case in point.  Also, as much good music as I could cram in, from Branford Marsalis, Seal, Miles Davis, Boy With A Fish, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Boney James, and Atomic City Rhythm Rascals.  "Talk before...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Oct 13, 2020 KQBM
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An hour of information - on voting, election security, security threats, and vote suppression - plus an eclectic mix of music from The Fugees, The Wailers, The Police, Moxy Fruvous, Tielle & Gemie, Kenny Bobien, Andrew and Noah Band, Atomic City Rhythm Rascals, Ernie Hawkins (& Maria Muldaur, vocal), Cindy Kallet and Grey Larson, and Double Decker String Band.  This week's image is Patty (not Tricia) Hearst during her SLA stint; she is not protecting a ballot box in this picture....
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Oct 5, 2020 KQBM
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An hour of Jeff Beck's career-spanning guitar music, from smooth to rough to raw punch, for these tumultuous times.  Tracks from The Yardbirds, Jeff Beck Group, solo projects and collaborations.  Also, news, essays, opinions, facts, and thoughts in a week where Donald Trump first used a televised debate to tell a violent far-right white extremist group to "stand by," then caught the Covid-19 disease and has so far given it to many people in and around the White House.  At this...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Sep 28, 2020 KQBM
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An hour-long mix of good music from The Knickerbockers, The Beatles, Tower of Power, Mickey Hart, Will Jay, Talking Heads, Javanese Gamelan Orchestra, Salamander Crossing, George Benson, Elvis Presley, Three Dog Night, Aretha Franklin, and The Police (is that an eclectic lineup or what?), following a theme of lies and deception (or Truth -  Thanks, Aretha!), plus insights from the US Armed Forces circa 1943-47, and from your host, on truth vs. disinformation.  Disinformation and other...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus. music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Sep 21, 2020 KQBM
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A mixed hour of great music, historical and political ‘insights’, and clips from a 1943 educational film on propaganda and prejudice, produced by the US Armed Forces, called “Don’t Be A Sucker!”   The 22-minute film is on YouTube (be sure to find the full, high-quality version from the National Archive there).   The idea being explored here today is that racism and prejudice are not designed to only affect the target minorities, but also to manipulate other, non-targeted groups...
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KQBM Community Radio Archive
Sep 14, 2020 KQBM
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An hour of traditional Scandinavian dance music, mostly guest-hosted from ABQ by Clara and Noralyn.  I filled in with 'Scandalous' musical selections from ACO, Becky Tracy, Footloose, and Nightwatch.  The notes on the twin sets put together by the Albuquerque ('Little Helsinki') Crew follow (6 tracks in, you'll hear Clara herself on accordion!): Balter Svens Paradpolket by Orsa Spelmän on their self-titled album from 1988 Visa fran Venjan by Orsa Spelmän on their self-titled album from...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, dance, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Sep 12, 2020 KQBM
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A public service announcement with detailed information on voting in Calaveras County, California, in the November 2020 general election.  Runtime = 8 min 20 sec.  All information is correct, and current as of September 9th, 2020, to the best of our belief. Text: Voting in the 2020 general election in California begins October 5 th .   Information on voting in Calaveras County can be found at the county Elections Office website, at www.elections.calaverasgov.us .  Grab a pencil because...
Topics: KQBM, PSA, Voting
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Sep 7, 2020 KQBM
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An hour of music about rivers, plus some news, and some thoughts about human races, civil rights, and equal protection.  Artists today include ACO (as ever), Larry Unger, Jimmy Cliff, Mean Lids, Bowhunter, John Devine and Steve Hickman, Jorma Kaukonen, Steve Martin, Paul Robeson, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, The Avant Gardeners, Flapjack, Notorious, and Laura and the Lava Lamps.  We also present brief remarks on racial politics in the USA in late summer, 2020, from Coach Doc Rivers of...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Sep 1, 2020 KQBM
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An hour of diverse music, factual history, and ideas on the theme of the history of servitude/slavery in British America, and the origin of overt racism here -- which I'll suggest was a deliberate and political act.  The painting here of Jamestown burning during Bacon's Rebellion in 1676 is by Howard Pyle.  Music in this program is the work of Bare Necessities, The House Band, Herbie Hancock, Angelique Kidjo, Fourplay, Neville Brothers, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem,...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Aug 24, 2020 KQBM
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A special hour of Ruckus!-commissioned alt-soundtrack to accompany events at this week's RNC.  Music from The Red Army Chorus, The Red Army Band, Chopin, James & Bobby Purify, Rufus Thomas, Randy Newman, Ry Cooder, The OJ's, Judy Hyman and Jeff Klaus, Richard Gere and Danny Elfman, The Police, The Horse Flies, Mel Blanc, Mae West, Cory Lee, Ian Dury and Blockheads, Asleep at the Wheel, Tim Blake Nelson and the Soggy Bottom Boys, Presidents of the United States of America, Jeremy Mayfield,...
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KQBM Community Radio Archive
Aug 18, 2020 KQBM
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An hour of facts and thoughts about the separate and ancient origins of slavery and racism -- building an argument that modern racism is political, deliberate, and manipulative.  With lots of music from Darrel Scott, The House Band, Celtic Thunder, Angelique Kidjo, Randy Newman, Fourplay, and various Valiha artists from Madagascar.  Bookended by two PSAs on the Covid-19 epidemic.  Between now and November, the Ruckus! program will be devoting some time and attention to social and political...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Aug 10, 2020 KQBM
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We're in our dry Sierra summer now, so here's an hour of music about water, mainly in lakes, rivers, and motion.  Artists include The Great Bear Trio, Asleep at the Wheel (w/ Willie on one track), The Latter Day Lizards, Bonnie Raitt, The California Cajun Orchestra, Salamander Crossing, Euphor, Flapjack, Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, Sue Songer/Clyde Curley/Creighton Lindsay, and... The Police, invoking something stirring in the filth at the bottom of a dark Scottish lake...  The Ruckus will...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Aug 3, 2020 KQBM
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An hour of acoustic music in traditional modes, from Red Tail Ring and Bowhunter, two ensembles with some artist overlap.  (Plus some bonus/intro music and a PSA or two.)  Information on the artists and their music (and on owning it) can be found at www.redtailring.com .  Today's CDs are Fall Away Blues and The Right Hands Round.  Very tasty stuff that appeals to me.  If you are into PSAs, or voting, I'll point you toward www.vote.org for info on registration and voting options, including...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Jul 27, 2020 KQBM
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An hour of music featuring two artists / fiddlers: Ruthie Dornfeld ( www.ruthiedornfeld.com ) and Rani Arbo ( www.raniarbo.com ).  Our first set features duets from the 2019 CD Timo Alakotila Ruthie Dornfeld , with Timo on piano.  Our second set presents tracks from 2012's CD Some Bright Morning by Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem.  These are favorite recordings from beloved artists who kindly gifted these recordings to the Ruckus!  Musicians have been financially hard-hit by the social...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Jul 20, 2020 KQBM
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A bonus PSA, a bit of the Dead, and then an hour of mostly blues and rock/folk from Bobby Blue Bland, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Charlie Baty, Billie Holliday, The Beatles, Andrew and Noah, Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul and Mary, Paul Simon and George Harrison, Orb, and that fabulous young Contradance trio Nova.  Plus some current events, barbed humor, and a borderline mini-rant.  Some day we'll be dancing again; first we've gotta get through this.
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Jul 14, 2020 KQBM
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A Baker's Hour of music with rhythms in threes, and two pre-show bonus tracks.  Ruckus music from Horace Silver, American Café Orchestra, Ben Smith, and traditional artists from continental Africa and Madagascar.  Plus our first guest-segment hosted by two of New Mexico's finest.  Here are Guest Hosts Clara and Noralyn's program notes on their segment:  Bingsjopolska 89 - artist unknown Swedish Couples Dance   Das Teureste in Bukowina (The Dear One in Bukowina) - Naftule Brandwein Klezmer...
Topics: Ruckus, KQBM, dance, music, 3/4, 6/8, 9/8
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Jul 7, 2020 KQBM
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An hour of music and commentary on the topic of freedom, to cap the 4th of July weekend in the difficult year 2020.  The commentary considers the shifting balance in America's concept of freedoms and obligations, away from community and toward do-as-you-please individualism, with a dollop of authoritarianism on the side.  Music is from The Andrew and Noah Band, Buckshot LeFonque, Lucky Peterson, Seal, Alana Davis, The Derek Trucks Band, Jorma Kaukonen, The Who, and Ben Smith, with an extra...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Jun 22, 2020 KQBM
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An hour of music on the theme of rain, plus facts and commentary including a ham-fisted invocation of a clumsy metaphor comparing rainstorms and the 'storm' of little droplets -- possibly having coronavirus -- that we all breathe in and out.  We are pro-face-mask!  Music is from Billie Holliday, Anne Peebles, Boy With A Fish, Terrence Trent D'Arby, Salamander Crossing, Wild Asparagus, Continental Drifters, the Andrew and Noah Band, American Café Orchestra, Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem,...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music, rain
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Jun 15, 2020 KQBM
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More than one hour of music with thematic connections to Pride, sandwiched between two Covid-19 PSAs and a timely bonus lead-in track from Buckshot LeFonque.  Today's musicians include Dust City Opera, Alana Davis, k.d. lang (LOTS of k.d. and that incredible voice from one of her finest and most personal CDs, 'All You Can Eat'), The Youngbloods (I saw them perform this at a fest in Canyon, CA, and if you know where both Canyon and Olema are, you are savvy!), James Brown (the lyrics deserve...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Jun 8, 2020 KQBM
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An hour of music (and some commentary), first (after 'Bill,' a waltz from Tin Hat Trio) on the theme of 'twenty dollars' from Tom Prasada-Rao, Twenty Dollars (from Germany), George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Grateful Dead, and Joey and Rory; then, the music of Curtis Mayfield as performed by Gladys Knight, Tevin Campbell, Branford Marsalis and the Impressions, Rod Stewart, Whitney Houston, Eric Clapton, and Elton John and Sounds of Blackness.  Mayfield's work is so penetrating, inspiring,...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Jun 1, 2020 KQBM
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Bookended by two PSAs on personal safety in the time of the Covid-19 epidemic, here is an hour of comment on a week of heartbreaking violence in the United States, and thoughts on its significance, and a bit of history on the politics of "Law and Order," and American music in tune with these turbulent and complex times from James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, The Horse Flies, Bruce Springsteen, Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, and Janet Jackson.  A tough show, put together very quickly.  Here's...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
May 31, 2020 KQBM
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An hour of facts, comment, and music, featuring the great Alana Davis, with contributions from Nat King Cole (our Memorial Day Remembrance), Richard Gere (Chicago, arr. Danny Elfman), the Lazy Town talent (going a capella), Will Deely, Salt-N-Pepa, Spice Girls, and Rob Base helping with a PSA. The Ruckus strongly suspects that we'll see at least one new peak of Covid-19 infections soon (early summer 2020), thanks to some too-casual re-openings, well before the real 'second wave' returns next...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
May 19, 2020 KQBM
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An hour, with facts and commentary, of tasty music by Terrence Trent D'Arby, Andrew and Noah VanNorstrand, Barbra Streisand, Burning Flames, Tangerine Dream, Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Rickie Lee Jones, Les Ecrocs, Arrogant Worms, Green Chile Jam Band, Jorma Kaukonen, and Incredible String Band.  Many tracks/titles could be misunderstood to imply a political comment.  There were more tracks about worms that were cut for time -- maybe another time... Good, eclectic...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, Music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
May 12, 2020 KQBM
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An hour of commentary on current events (grim facts, scathing perspectives, or wry observations) and eclectic music too: Little Richard (RIP), Quincy and Mike, Andrew and Noah, diverse Toons, Steven Colbert and Sturgill Simpson, George Clinton, Cory Lee, WestMoDollaz, Ellen DeGeneres, Richie Stearns 5 tracks from his CD 'Missing'), and a taste of Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem. More talk than usual, but it's the times we live in, and there are things to be said.  Hope you enjoy.
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
May 4, 2020 KQBM
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There's no place like home... so, why don't you go home?  An hour of music, facts and commentary, as Covid-19 deaths keep rising while much of America heedlessly 're-opens.'  Music from the Andrew and Noah Band, Lift Ticket, Atomic City Rhythm rascals, Ellen Gozion, Danny Gatton, Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, Asleep at the Wheel, The Clovers, The Bee Gees, Dust City Opera, House of Hamill, and Rodney Miller's Airdance.  Positive words of leadership and compassion from George, Laura, Michelle...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Apr 27, 2020 KQBM
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An hour of music and commentary.  Music, with a theme of love, is from Al Green, Asleep at the Wheel, Hot Club Sandwich, Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, Horace Silver, George Shearing Trio, k. d. lang and The Reclines, Atomic City Rhythm Rascals, L.T.D., Footloose, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Roscoe Holcomb, and Ellen Gozian.  That's a pretty eclectic mix, but if I'm doing something right, it will make some sort of acoustic sense.  I wish the commentary was not necessary but this is life in...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus!, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Apr 23, 2020 KQBM
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An hour of music for these troubling times, with a couple of short Covid-19 fact/opinion pieces from your host.  Traffic's 40,000 Headmen makes an oblique nod to the more than 41,000 _confirmed_ American deaths in 51 days from the coronavirus.  For most of the rest of the hour, Erykah Badu takes us on a spiritual soul journey -- reflecting a quiet thoughtful groove I found myself in this week. We also get a taste of Buckshot LeFonque in the middle of the hour.  I hope all Ruckus!...
Topics: KQBM, ruckus, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Apr 13, 2020 KQBM
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An hour of music mostly from the universe of string bands and Contra dance artists, all mindful of love -- and we could use it now.  After a bonus PSA on safety in the time of coronavirus Covid-19, and some facts and stats on the epidemic and the illness, we kick off with a love song from John Prine and Iris Dement.  Tunes from Red Tail Ring, Rodney Miller and Bob McQilllen, The New Lost City ramblers, Wild Asparagus, The Free Raisins, Euphor, Footloose, Salamander Crossing feat. Rani Arbo,...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
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A PSA with official California and Foothills counties contact information regarding Covid-19 (coronvirus epidemic) including resources, information, orders and ordinances. TEXT:  The Covid-19 coronavirus causes a deadly disease that is now (April 8, 2020) killing around 2000 Americans each day. It spreads easily from person to person, and can even be spread by people who have no symptoms of ilness.   This has caused an epidemic that is still growing rapidly when people interact.   In early...
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KQBM Community Radio Archive
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A PSA with information on how to keep yourself and others around you safe from the Covid-19 coronavirus. TEXT: You could save a life!: for yourself, your partner, your child or grandchild, a parent or grandparent, other family member or housemate, neighbor, checkout cashier, EMT, ambulance crew, nurse, doctor, other hospital staff, other patients who might not have a bed, oxygen, or a ventilator… or even just random passersby.   You can be the hero by staying safe and not catching the...
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KQBM Community Radio Archive
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California and Foothills Counties Stay-At-Home orders explained: re Covid-19 coronavirus
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KQBM Community Radio Archive
Apr 6, 2020 KQBM
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An hour of distinctive rock-ish tracks with jazz, blues, and R&B influences, to get us moving and shaking during this time of home confinement... and a good test for new speakers! ... from the late Bill Withers, Robert Palmer, the Vaughn Brothers, and the Jeff Beck Group (with a vocalist that many ladies of a certain age-stratum will recognize).  Interesting vibrant sounds for interesting times.  Also, facts offered in rebuttal to the pernicious, persistent notion that the Covid-19...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Mar 30, 2020 KQBM
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An hour of mostly "southern-ish" blues-rock on the subject of love, from Susan Tedeschi, The Derek Trucks Band, The Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Bonnie Raitt, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Mary Chapin Carpenter, all bookended by a pair of tracks from a quintet you don't hear much on the Blue Mountain.  Plus -- facts and guidance on Covid-19/Coronavirus: the epidemic. People with virus infection can have no symptoms but can still transmit the disease to others.  People of all ages can become...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Mar 23, 2020 KQBM
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An hour of music, exuberant strength laced with tenderness, for these difficult times.  Jimmy Cliff, Greatful Dead, 'Soggy Bottom Boys,' Mary Chapin Carpenter, Sufjan Stevens, Stevie Ray Vaughn and friends, US3, Eugene Friesen, Beth Orton, Ian Dury and the Blockheads, some version of Shout!, ... plus the best current expert info and advice I have found on the coronavirus epidemic.  How best to motivate people to take it seriously without freaking them out?  How to keep our community's...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Mar 19, 2020 KQBM
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An hour of music for turning to face the coronavirus epidemic.  Tough-times music for tough folks.  Some blues, some trad, some uplifting music, some fun, from Otis Rush (thanks, LM!), Melvin Van Peebles, Jorma Kaukonen, Mary Chapin Carpenter, the Avant Gardeners, The Derek Trucks Band, Annie Lennox & Herbie Hancock, Nightingale, Mavis Staples, Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, and a taste of Beth Orton.  I spend some time on some key facts about the Covid-19 Pandemic, and how and why...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus!, hopeful, resolute, music, virus, epidemic
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Feb 24, 2020 KQBM
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Today’s Ruckus! program presents an hour of music from artists who – from the 4 minute, 45 second mark on – embraced African-American identity and propelled the African/American musical legacies forward from the 19 th to the 21 st century.   Starting with 'string bands,' Bowhunter gives us an example of the essence of old-school music (for Contra dance) that is now almost exclusively identified with ‘ethnic majority culture,’ although even the old New England country dance scene had...
Topics: KQBM, ruckus, contra, dance, music, African-American, Black History Month
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Feb 17, 2020 KQBM
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An hour of contemporary music from African artists, moving and mostly irresistibly danceable, in recognition of Black History Month.  Artists and countries include Angelique Kidjo (Benin [Nigeria]), Kaouding Cissoko (Senegal), Mory Kante (Guinea), Njacko Backo (Cameroon), Ladysmith Black Mambazo (South Africa), Kaissa Doumbe (Cameroon, France), Manu Dibango (Cameroon), and a taste of Herbie Hancock & samples (USA) at the end.  Also some musings on around a million years of human history:...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, Africa, dance, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Feb 10, 2020 KQBM
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For a romantic Valentine’s Day week, here's an hour of waltz music from the country/contra dance tradition.   After 90 minutes of contra dancing, a waltz is a nice, welcome change.   These are traditionally turning waltzes, with lots of whirling.   This program features Jay Ungar and Molly Mason (singing), Nighingale, Contratopia, The Free Raisins, Nightwatch, Syncopaths, Amarillis, The Jacob’s Creek Stragglers (Libby Eddy singing), Nova, Seaglass, Owen Morrison, and Clara Byom.
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, waltzes, waltz, dance
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Feb 3, 2020 KQBM
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An hour-long pre-Valentine’s day tradition of songs for bent and broken hearts, about failed and sideways romances.   Sad country dance music is pretty rare (dancing shakes out the sads) with exceptions like some Honkytonk and Cajun tunes, yet today’s tracks feature some* artists in the contra/country dance scene: The Jacob’s Ferry Stragglers*, Trapezoid*, Otis and Carla, Bonnie Raitt, Salamander Crossing, Red Tail Ring*, Oshoma Brothers*, Nora Jones, Judy Hyman and Jeff Claus*, Ernie...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, contra, dance, music, broken heart
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Jan 27, 2020 KQBM
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An hour of music to move to, beginning with contra dance music from Nova (& Ed Howe), Notorious, and then with a bluegrass twist, from Michael Daves & Friends; then some Celtic harp from Kathie Hardy and some certified English Country ('EC') Dance music from Will Pound and Eddy Jay... then a PSA break with Eugene Friesen playing a Larger String Instrument, then tracks from Red Tail Ring, The Jacob's Creek Stragglers, and Trapezoid (and a small dash of Vassar Clements).
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, contra, dance, music, EC, English country
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Jan 20, 2020 KQBM
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“With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood” — Martin Luther King Jr.   Today’s Ruckus! celebrates a transformation of American (and world) music that began in the reverberations of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 ‘I Have a Dream’ speeches.   Black and white kids playing together… and growing up and playing music together.   In the mid 60s, one of the first racially diverse new groups was the...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music, dance, racial, diverse, diversity
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Jan 14, 2020 KQBM
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Today’s Ruckus program launches our 2020 theme of ‘Connection’ – and music/dance are great ways to make those connections.   Shake those blues away!   Today’s program of broad-spectrum dance music is mostly frisky, with tracks from Nova, Boiled Buzzards, Noah VanNorstrand (live dance sample via PA speaker), Kathie Hardy, Joe Bell and his Swing Lizards, Danny Gatton, California Cajun Orchestra, C. J. Chenier, Asleep at the Wheel, The Heyy Babyy soundtrack gang (clip on YouTube, disc...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, dance, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Dec 10, 2019 KQBM
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An hour of contra dance music from Stringrays and featuring compositions and solo and ensemble work from two members of this quintet in particular: Stuart Kenney and Sam Bartlett (sitting at 2 o'clock and 8 o'ckock in the attached photo).  Tracks from Stringrays' 2nd CD, 'Ticket to Nowhere' (& one from 'Stringrays,' their first), Sam's solo projects 'Evil Diane' and 'Dance-A-Rama,' Stuart's disc 'Red Case,' and some vintage Stuart & Co. from 'High Clouds' by the Greenfield Dance...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, contra, dance, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Dec 3, 2019 KQBM
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An hour of music with several traditional roots, featuring Rani Arbo on fiddle and lead and harmony vocals, on two discs from Salamander Crossing (Passion Train, Bottleneck Dreams) and three discs from Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem (Cocktail Swing, Gambling Eden, Big Old Life).  You'll hear strands from/of Old Timey, Bluegrass, Gospel/Hymn, Ballad, Swing, Jug Band, and Bob Dylan.  I also say a few words about how this music has inspired me.  The Ruckus! program is about music that moves and...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Nov 26, 2019 KQBM
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An hour of rags: dance music with a steady rhythmic beat ('in the left hand') and a 'ragged' melody that uses rhythmic 'off-beats' to set up a complex rhythmic relationship that swings.  Back and forth through time, we'll hear the Jim Kweskin Jug Band (with a young Maria Muldaur), Asleep at the Wheel, The New Lost City Ramblers, Country Joe and the Fish, Scott Joplin, Natalie MacMaster, Joe Venuti, Bob Wills, Red Foley, Songer Peck & Curley, Stringrays, Flapjack, Notorious, Latter Day...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, dance, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Nov 18, 2019 KQBM
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A rare, live, spontaneous and impromptu Thursday afternoon Ruckus! hour of Noralyn (pronounced 'Nora Lynn') and Rick having fun trading mostly dance music tracks from VERY diverse traditions (though no actual Bollywood).  Generally speaking, the one of us had not previously heard the track that the other one of us queued up.  For once, we won't preview the selections or artists here, except to add these few notes:  Andrew VanNorstrand's latest CD is called 'That We Could Find A Way To Be';...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, dance, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Nov 18, 2019 KQBM
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An hour of mostly modern-traditional social dance music with a theme of Autumn.  The first set leans (in part) toward contra dance medleys and celebrates tree-nuts: acorns, chinquapins, filberts and walnuts are part of the Sierras.  Acorns were vitally important to the earliest people to arrive in the Blue Mountain region; the native Mi-Wuk people keep these memories and traditions alive.  The second set is more generally autumnal, which has inspired a fair number of people who write English...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, dance, music, acorns, walnuts, Ruckus
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Oct 30, 2019 KQBM
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An hour of mostly dance/trad music appropriate to Hallowe'en, starting with an a capella death-dance for children from the time of the Plague Years, sung by Evangeline (uninvited guest-host) or what's left of her.  Three from American Cafe Orchestra; The Free Raisins, Lift Ticket, The Elftones, and Rodney Miller & Airdance play medleys including the tunes Devil in the Kitchen, Devil in the Strawstack, and Devil's Churn; Skip James; Donovan, Elixir, Ry Cooder, Robert Palmer, Lila Downs,...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, contra, dance, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Oct 21, 2019 KQBM
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The Ruckus' second date with the amazing Contratopia, featuring an hour of music mostly drawn from the CDs Riff City (2014) and Ballroom Echoes (2002, mostly waltzes), plus bits and bobs from Hands Four and Smitten.  This follow-up complements our first zesty hour with Contratopia (Show 45, back on July 1 2019 in this archive) via different musical selections, and provides a fuller picture of the scope of their musical interests and compositions.  You can play shows 45 & 54 back-to-back,...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, contra, dance, music, waltz, hambo
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Oct 7, 2019 KQBM
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An hour of Contra dance music from the very distinctive band Elixir, in recognition of the 2019 Harvest Moon dance weekend in Santa Barbara, CA (Elixir and Pete's Posse are playing the gig).  Horns!  These tracks are from the CDs Supertonic (2008) and Rampant (2010).  See if you can hear Anna Patton hitting the supertonic note on clarinet on Abe's Retreat, after the 10-minute mark.  Also a fine waltz, Daybreak, from guitarist Owen Morrison's CD of original waltzes, also called Daybreak.
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, Contra, dance, music, fiddle, horns
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Sep 10, 2019 KQBM
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An hour of vocal music from relatively younger artists in and around the modern traditional country social dance music traditions:  Oshima Brothers, The Faux Paws, House of Hamill, Eloise & Co., Julie Vallimont with Mia Bertelli, The Free Raisins, and Dust City Opera.
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, contra, dance, music, vocals
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Sep 2, 2019 KQBM
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An hour of compelling 'Transatlantic fiddle tunes" by American Cafe Orchestra, from three CDs: The Early Years (1999; fabulous multitracked in-house recordings from 1987 and 1988), Egyptian Dominoes (1991/2), with a take on 'Hell Broke Loose In Georgia' that inspired the Ruckus! program and introduces it each week, and Nightmare Polka (2011), a wide-ranging collection of original musical explorations and influences.  Fiddler Ruthie Dornfeld and guitarist Morten Alfred Ho/irup have...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, ACO, transatlantic, fiddle, American, Scandinavian
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Aug 26, 2019 KQBM
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A one-hour program presenting music from two bands -- Seaglass and Notorious -- that are playing at the September 2019 Echo Summit Dance Camp weekend.  Starting with three tracks from the Seaglass EP, the rest of the program previews music from the three Notorious CDs: Notorious, Elkins, and The Road To Damascus.  A bit of info about the dance camp scene is also given.
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, contra, dance, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Aug 19, 2019 KQBM
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A one hour program of Cajun music and related traditions and influences (Breton, Creole, Zydeco, Southern), with personal reflections by my friend Susan in western PA, who was on the scene when cloggers discovered Cajun music in northern Appalachia, and who became an accomplished accordionist and bandleader.  Artists presented here today include Nightingale, Duhon & Clark, the California Cajun Orchestra, The New Lost City Ramblers, Tracy Schwarz Cajun Trio, Buckwheat Zydeco, C. J. Chenier,...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, dance, music, Cajun, Breton
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Aug 12, 2019 KQBM
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A wide-ranging hour of acoustic music featuring the mandolin, played by Bill Monroe, David Grisman, John Goodin (& Contratopia), Ashley Broder (& Syncopaths), and Sam Bartlett (& Uncle Gizmo) along with many other fine musicians including Tommy Emmanuel, Jerry Garcia, Freyda Epstein, and The Nashville Mandolin Ensemble.  Bits of Bluegrass, Dawg, Hot Club Jazz, Folk, Classical, and Contra Dance / New England-ish styles.  Also some commentary of modest veracity.
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, Contra, dance, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Aug 5, 2019 KQBM
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An hour of purely Contra dance music from artists in the talent lineup for the 2019 Balance The Bay dance weekend in San Francisco.  [1] Elixir, plus some of guest fiddler Audrey Knuth's work with The Free Raisins, and [2] The Faux Paws, plus some of these musicians' earlier work with Great Bear from the RAWR! disc.  Note that all of these bands include some horn players on some or all tracks/tunes.  Horns and fiddles -- go figure!
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, Contra, dance, music, horns
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Jul 29, 2019 KQBM
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An hour of Contra and Social Dance music from American Cafe Orchestra, Atomic City Rhythm Rascals, Avant Gardeners, and Airdance, with a cameo by the Adobe Brothers.
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, Contra, dance, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Jul 1, 2019 KQBM
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An hour of Contra Dance music, mostly jigs and reels sets, from Contratopia, a band from the Upper Midwest.  High energy dance tracks from three CDs: Hands Four, Smitten, and Riff City.  Authentic and original American music.  One waltz is included as a taste of a future Ruckus! show with more music from this great band.
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, contra, dance, music, Contratopia, jigs, reels, waltzes
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Jun 24, 2019 KQBM
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An hour of dance, dance-related, or mostly-danceable music to celebrate the 1st anniversary of the There's A Ruckus! radio program.  Sky(e)-themed.  Artists include House of Hamill, MAC, Contratopia, Horseflies, Penk-Curley-Songer, Wild Asparagus, Mean Lids, Eloise & Co., Chris Norman, Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, Bob Wills, k. d. lang, Derek Trucks, and Danny Gatton.  If you like what you hear, search this Archive.org for "KQBM Ruckus".  Let near and distant friends know...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, contra, dance, music, air, jig, reel
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Jun 17, 2019 KQBM
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An hour of music from the Contra Dance band Syncopaths, and from project recordings from three of the band members.  Some of my favorite music!  Info on the band and the artists.
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, contra, dance, music, Syncopaths, Christa Burch, Ashley Broder, Jeff Spero, Ryan...
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Jun 10, 2019 KQBM
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An hour of Celtic and North American traditional music, with some modern updates ala Celtic Folk Rock, plus original tunes and songs, from and with House of Hamill.  Selections from the CDs Wide Awake and March Through Storms are presented.  Two house-concert acoustic recordings are also included by special permission.  Thanks to Rose and Brian!
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, House of Hamill, Rose Baldino, Brian Buchanan, Celtic, folk rock, waltzes, jigs reels
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Jun 4, 2019 KQBM
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An hour of music, mostly from in and around the contra-&-social dance scenes, on discs recently gifted to the Ruckus! program, not previously played on the program.  A dozen artists are heard.  Many tracks are personal favorites. "Music that moves and connects us".  If you like it, share with friends.
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, contra, dance, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
May 22, 2019 KQBM
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The practice of reflecting on mortality and loss, to support appreciation of life and blessings, is at least as old as civilization.   Today’s one-hour program uses music to explore those themes, during a weekend when this nation also pauses and remembers.   The music is emotional and may not be easy for some persons to engage with at this time.   The artists in this program are noted in the audio introduction.
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, music, death, loss, passing
KQBM Community Radio Archive
May 21, 2019 KQBM
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An hour of Contra Dance and Closely Related music inspired by gazes at the heavens.  Lots of favorite bands and artists, brand new music from Oshima Brothers, and a first sampling of the music of Contratopia on the Ruckus!  Ably assisted in-studio by Trudy.
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, contra, dance, music, star, moon, cloud, flying
KQBM Community Radio Archive
May 13, 2019 KQBM
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An hour of Contra Dance music celebrating and featuring the work of Sam Bartlett, composer, musician (mandolin, banjos), artiste extrordinaire.  Early recordings and compositions with Uncle Gizmo, Wild Asparagus, and Reckless Ramblers, new twists on Sam's classic tunes from Stringrays, and the free-energy versions of the Bartlett Repertoire on the Evil Diane CD.  Sorry, had no time to describe "Stuntology" (Google it!) or an Ohio/Sam experience with an egg and a soda straw, or...
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, contra, dance, music, new standards
KQBM Community Radio Archive
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An hour of dance music from the western Swing (& -ish) tradition, featuring k.d. lang and the Reclines, Asleep at the Wheel, The Mavens, Dixie Dregs, and Steve Hickman and John Devine.  Good dancing tunes reaching back to Bob Wills, for two-steps, West Coast Swing, and the odd country line dance.  You can Google up local Country dances (& also Cajun and Zydeco for two-steps) in your area.
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, Western Swing, dance, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Apr 22, 2019 KQBM
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A third week of Ruckus! music where the sound of the banjo makes it all happen, from traditional and even corny tunes, to many, many other musical styles: some dance-related (square, flatfoot, contra tunes and players) and some others: Hypnotic Clambake, Richie Stearns/Horseflies, Ben Smith/Mean Lids, Jijy (on Valiha), Tom Turino/Euphor, Steve Martin, Hilarie Burhans/Hotpoint Stringband, Bela Fleck & the Marcus Roberts Trio.  The image here is a portion of "The Banjo Player" by...
Topics: Ruckus, KQBM, contra, square, flatfoot, banjo, valiha, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Apr 15, 2019 KQBM
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An hour of contra dance music featuring the crisp/resonant sound of the banjo, expanding the traditional New England sound. Bands and banjo pickers today are: Reckless Ramblers w/ Sam Bartlett, Mean Lids w/ Ben Smith, Stringrays w/ Stuart Kenny, more Sam from 'Evil Diane', and a set from Hotpoint Stringband (in photo) w/ Hillarie Burhans.  Also a taste of Oshima Brothers, to welcome them to their California tour this week.
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, Contra, Dance, music, banjo
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Apr 9, 2019 KQBM
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An hour of mostly traditional music featuring either banjo or related African instruments.  The photo on the page is of a Kora, the most likely African inspiration for the early banjos made by African slaves in the Caribbean and the southern USA.   Many of the American tunes in this program are from musicians in the Contra Dance or Old Timey musical scenes.
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, Contra Dance, music, banjo, lora, ngoni, Africa
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Apr 1, 2019 KQBM
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A One-April-One-Nine-themed show that starts with a lost history of English Country Dances and then wallows through almost an hour of traditional and other music about poultry.  :)
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, Contra, dance, music, EC, English Country, Playford, Chicken, Hen, Egg, Rooster,...
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Mar 25, 2019 KQBM
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An hour of Contra Dance music from the bands Riptide and Mean Lids, to welcome everyone to Epicenter 2019!
Topics: Ruckus, KQBM, contra, dance, music, Riptide, Mean Lids, Epicenter
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Mar 19, 2019 KQBM
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An hour of Irish and Irish-informed dance music, from Rig The Jig, Natalie MacMaster, and various contra dance (and similar) bands and musicians.
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, contra, dance, music, Irish, jig, reel
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Mar 11, 2019 KQBM
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An hour of mostly Contra Dance music from Noah, Julie, and their band Buddy System, to mark their March 2019 swing through Northern California.  Tracks from Ride the Wheel (BS), Dark Sky, Bright Stars (Julie Vallimont), and The Hurricane EP (The Faux Paws, with a tune written by Noah VanNorstrand).  Also, two unreleased concert segments from CDH @ Morgantown WV 2019.
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, Buddy System Band, Contra Dance, music, Noah VanNorsrtrand, Julie Vallimont, The Faux...
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Mar 4, 2019 KQBM
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An hour of dance/danceable music from Quebec, French New England/Breton, Louisiana Cajun, and Brazilian/Bahia traditions, to mark Fat Tuesday / Mardi Gras / Carnaval.  Artists include Domino, Nightingale, Charivari, Rhythm Devils, Sergio Mendez, Angelique Kidjo, and Toots Thielemans
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, Mardi Gras, Acadian, Cajun, Quebeqois, Breton, Brazil, Bahia, dance, music
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Feb 18, 2019 KQBM
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An hour of Contra Dance music from Eloise & Co., celebrating their appearance at Fiddling Frog 2019.  Four tracks (unmastered versions) from their 2018 (not '1918') CD 'More, Please!' (the CD sounds even better!), plus tracks from Becky Tracy's earlier work with Nightingale, Wild Asparagus and on her Evergreen CD, plus Rachel Bell's work with 7 collaborators on her 2016 CD 'Tone Chamber', and an extra dash of Andrew VanNorstrand playing on Mr. Plow, a Great Bear Trio track.
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, Contra, Dance, Music, Fiddling Frog, Eloise & Co., Becky Tracy, Rachel Bell,...
KQBM Community Radio Archive
Feb 11, 2019 KQBM
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A two-hour special Ruckus broadcast: all waltzes, mostly from contra/country/social dance traditions but diverse, to mark Valentine's Day 2019.
Topics: KQBM, Ruckus, contra, dance, waltz, romantic